A first look at Will Smith as the Genie.
The project will follow in the footsteps of other recent live-action Disney remakes, including The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast.
Disney announced plans for the live-action remake last year but waited until today to release the first trailer, which has given us our first proper look at some of the characters, including Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and of course, Will Smith as Genie.
Smith, who takes over the role of Genie from the late Robin Williams, makes an appearance at the end of the trailer and questions:
“you really don’t know who I am?
“Genie, wishes, lamp? None of that rings a bell?”.
Will Smith also shared a first look at his character via his Instagram saying:
“I told y’all I was gon’ be blue.
“Y’all need to trust me more often.”
The trailer also gives a glimpse of how some of our favourite scenes have been reimagined, including Aladdin and Jasmine’s magic carpet ride. And Prince Ali’s parade through Agrabah, complete with sixty elephants, llamas galore, with his bears and lions and a brass band and more!
The Aladdin reboot is set to hit cinemas on 24th May 2019. Get discount Odeon tickets here.